Thursday, September 7, 2023

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #8

Set during the rise of the First Order, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #8 has Snoke send the bickering pair of Kylo Ren and General Hux to Karaxis to get the planet under control. Challenged by Snoke for a show of strength, both men attempt to bend the locals to their will causing more chaos than loyalty (such as Hux's plan to unleash Bramalish beasts on the city that then his Stormtroopers can't corral).

With the removal of the Star Wars Expanded Universe in favor of the the new sequels, the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens remains a rich area to be explored. The comic plays on preexisting conflict. Fans of the Ren/Hux dynamic will likely enjoy it, even if it doesn't offer much of interest in the otherwise unnotable new planet to the Star Wars galaxy or a mission that gets resolved, despite its challenges, in a single issue.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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